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Jan
12

Day Has Acted Quickly, Decisively To Renovate Buckeyes

There was a lot of slipping and slip-ups in 2021, and the head coach has always said that losing a game isn’t tolerated.  He’s backing up those words quickly as 2022 and spring practice looms.

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Jan
7

There Is Churn, But Day Will Bring Back Buckeyes

The head coach already might have hired a big winner in defensive coordinator Jim Knowles, so finding a top-notch offensive line coach to replace Greg Studwara should be expected, too. Mark Znidar writes the football scuttle for weekend Press Pros.

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Jan
1

OSU Wins Wild, Record Rose Bowl Over Utah

Records were set, CJ Stround and Jaxon Smith-Njigba (below) left a lasting impression on the record books, and the Buckeyes overcame their worst defensive effort in years to overtake Utah and win the 108th Rose Bowl on a last-second field goal. Mark Znidar writes the story for Sunday’s Press Pros.

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Dec
31

Will Ohio State Show Up In Rose Bowl Against Utah?

This man would like to know…It’s been the question since Michigan spanked the Buckeyes to end their College Football Playoff chances. Now, they’re playing a hungry Pac-12 champion without four key players who opted out and a number who entered the transfer portal. How will the Buckeyes respond!

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Dec
31

Utah Can Thank Meyer For Putting It On Football Map

The program was so-so to mediocre for many years before he got to campus, but everything began changing during the 2003 and 2004 seasons under the watch, and personality, of Urban Meyer. Mark Znidar shares his preview of Utah in today’s Press Pros.

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Dec
30

Opt-Outs Force Ohio State To Make Major Personnel Changes

Senior Thayer Munford was back at left tackle and backup Matthew Jones was at left guard Wednesday during a practice for the Rose Bowl. Not having Olave and Wilson has made Smith-Njigba the No. 1 receiver and punt returner.

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Dec
27

Olave, Wilson, Petit-Frere, Garrett Opt Out Of Rose Bowl

Ryan Day’s world has been rocked since late November…first with his initial Big Ten loss at Michigan, and now with the opt-outs of four players whose decision to sit out the Rose Bowl will inspire much conversation before the Saturday kickoff against Utah.

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Dec
27

Olave, Wilson, Petit-Frere, Garrett Opt Out Of Rose Bowl

Ryan Day’s world has been rocked since late November…first with his initial Big Ten loss at Michigan, and now with the opt-outs of four players whose decision to sit out the Rose Bowl will inspire much conversation before the Saturday kickoff against Utah.

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Dec
27

No question, Ohio State Offensive Line Has Been a Dud

The group failed to convert on third down, was heavily penalized and hot and cold when it came to protecting quarterback CJ Stroud when hit in the mouth by Oregon, Penn State, Nebraska and Michigan.

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Dec
25

Ohio State Defense Hopes To Avoid Another Scary Tale in Rose Bowl

Things got off track for the unit from the get-go, and a change in coordinator, a widespread use of true freshmen and a slight scheme change hasn’t made a difference. Mark Znidar writes about the Buckeyes preparation for the Rose Bowl.

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Dec
23

Buckeyes’ Smith-Njigba Ponders Life After Olave, Wilson

Nothing has been said by Olave or Wilson about opting out of the Rose Bowl against Utah, but Smith-Njigba is preparing himself to be the leading man in the receivers room. A Mark Znidar pre-Rose Bowl profile in today’s Press Pros.

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Dec
22

Henderson Has Backed Up the Hype With Ohio State

The true freshman was the No. 1-ranked running back in his class and a five-star, but he didn’t play football as a senior and had one season of experience at the position. Mark Znidar writes for Wednesday Press Pros.

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Dec
19

Munford Bristling About Michigan Chirping About Its Victory

The senior offensive lineman could have opted out of the Rose Bowl and prepare for the NFL draft, but he wants to leave Ohio State a winner after a 42-27 loss to the Wolverines. Mark Znidar writes for Sunday Press Pros.

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Dec
15

Ohio State Signs Another Top 5 Recruiting Class

The five-star players are defensive whiz Sonny Styles of Pickerington Central and Kettering Alter linebacker C.J. Hicks; 13 others in the 17-player class have four-star rankings, which means Ryan Day has delivered another top 5 recruiting class for the Buckeyes. Beat writer Mark Znidar shares details in today’s Press Pros feature.

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Dec
8

Heisman Trip Great, But Stroud Focused On Winning

Some OSU fans weren’t sure about C.J. Stroud after the Buckeyes’ loss to Oregon in Week Two, but they’ve hopefully come around now that he’s among the top four finishers for the Heisman Trophy, which will be awarded Saturday night in New York.

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Dec
5

Day’s Task Is To Get Buckeyes Fired Up About Rose Bowl

Ohio State must come back mentally to play 11th-ranked Utah in a game that means nothing except raising the level of its brand name after a 42-27 loss against Michigan that kept it out of the College Football Playoff.

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Nov
28

Michigan Huffs, Puffs, Finally Blows Down Ohio State

Michigan rises…Hassan Haskins scored five times as Michigan broke the Buckeyes’ eight-game win steak over TTUN…in dominating fashion. Read Mark Znidar’s game story.

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Nov
27

Michigan Huffs, Puffs, Finally Blows Down Ohio State

Michigan rises…Hassan Haskins scored five times as Michigan broke the Buckeyes’ eight-game win steak over TTUN…in dominating fashion. Read Mark Znidar’s game story.

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Nov
25

This Time, Michigan Might Have A Shot (At Ohio State)

Who wins? The Wolverines are treating this rivalry a lot differently and doing a lot less talking about it publicly.  And there’s no question they have the upgrade in talent to finally win after eight straight losses. Read Mark Znidar’s game preview in the latest Press Pros.

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Nov
24

Michigan Keeping Mouth Shut Going Into The Game

Head coach Jim Harbaugh agreed to have his contract and coaching staff reworked in an effort to close the gap on Ohio State and end its losing streak in the rivalry at eight games. Read Mark Znidar.

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